Legendary Locals of Charleston

Phillip Simmons (1912–2009) Phillip Simmons learned the trade of blacksmithing
from Peter Simmons, who took him as an apprentice when he was 13 years old.
The need for traditional blacksmith services waned as cars replaced horses.

Legendary Locals of Charleston

Author: Mary Preston Foster

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467100552

Page: 127

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Charleston was founded in 1670 by people recruited in the coffeehouses and pubs of London. They were a diverse and interesting group that created a vibrant, sophisticated city in the wilderness. This book tells the stories of people in each era of the city s history. There is a second-grade class photograph that contains a mayor, an admiral, and the grandfather of a senator; Christopher Gadsden, who is buried in an unmarked grave because he feared his enemies would defile his body; and Isaac Hayne, who was hanged by the British for being a traitor. There is Mary Moultrie, who led the strike of hospital employees that earned equal pay and fair treatment for nurses. Today, Shepard Fairey, Stephen Colbert, and Tim Scott keep Charleston s reputation for rebelliousness alive."

The Charleston Walking Tour

45 Meeting This Second Empire house features stair railings and window grilles
wrought by the legendary Charleston blacksmith Philip Simmons c. 1967.
Simmons, who died in 2009 at the age of 97, is known not only for preserving
19th ...

The Charleston Walking Tour

Author: Alan Hartley

Publisher: Traveler Communications Gro

ISBN: 0615310907

Page: 24

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A comprehensive self-guided walking tour of historic Charleston South Carolina. Includes over 100 points of interest and a map with the suggested route indicating where the points of interest are located. Explore one of the best walking cities in America and learn the city's secrets, legends, history and landmarks.

African American Folklore An Encyclopedia for Students

Outside New Orleans in neighboring Houma at least four African American
blacksmiths operated shops in the early ... the Carolina coast, and he moved to
Charleston at the age of eight to live with his mother, and later learned
blacksmithing.

African American Folklore  An Encyclopedia for Students

Author: Anand Prahlad

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610699300

Page: 413

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African American folklore dates back 240 years and has had a significant impact on American culture from the slavery period to the modern day. This encyclopedia provides accessible entries on key elements of this long history, including folklore originally derived from African cultures that have survived here and those that originated in the United States. • Offers the most comprehensive compilation of resources on African American folklore, in the forms of bibliographical citations, lists of websites, and lists of cultural centers • Demonstrates the importance of black folklore to the development of American culture • Contains a unique collection of entries on black folk traditions • Documents the historical, aesthetic influence of African culture on African American folklore

Shaping Traditions

carriage , ” many blacksmiths became automobile mechanics or turned to
ornamental ironwork . Philip Simmons , Charleston Blacksmith ( CATALOG NO .
451 ) Visitors to Charleston , South Carolina , may be surprised to learn that
some of the ...

Shaping Traditions

Author: Goizueta Folklife Gallery (Atlanta History Museum)

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820321509

Page: 157

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A complete catalog of the Atlanta History Center’s permanent folk art exhibition, this richly illustrated volume defines and documents the folk arts of the lower southeastern United States. The objects, crafting processes, and performances represented here illustrate the unique qualities of the community-learned traditional arts of the South. John A. Burrison examines a multitude of traditional art forms, many of which still thrive today. Intricately constructed miniatures of covered wagons, sorghum-syrup mills, and pottery workshops speak of a life of subsistence farming. Decorated baskets represent the cultural exchanges of Native Americans, European Americans, and African Americans. Intricate wrought-iron gates, musical instruments, quilts, and such curiosities as face jugs combine beauty and utility--the dual nature of most folk art--with southern flair. An illuminating introduction by Burrison, the curator of the exhibit and an expert folk art collector, presents highlights of his thirty years of research and collecting experience, offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the exhibition. A concluding section looks at the adaptations and innovations shaping the future of southern folk arts.

The Anvil s Ring

Metalworker and John Vlatch ' s Phillip Simmons , í Unfortunately , Charleston
Blacksmith all offered different insights . A check of the listings of metalwork
organizations on a dark led me to the Artist Blacksmith Association of and rainy
North ...

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Historic Preservation

95 CHARLESTON BLACKSMITH : The Work of Philip Simenons by John Michael
Vlach A finely illustrated biography of Philip Simmons , Charleston ' s best known
blacksmith and a master craftsman who created many of the ironworks the city ...

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The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Folklore A F

Blake , Eubie father - and - son blacksmithing operations , such as that of James
and Pete Goudeau in east Texas , also ... the Sea Islands off the Carolina coast ,
and then he moved to Charleston at the age of thirteen to become a blacksmith .

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Folklore  A F

Author: Anand Prahlad

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780313330360

Page: 1557

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Contains over seven hundred entries on African American folklore, including music, art, foodways, spiritual beliefs, and proverbs.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

... ed., Southern Exposure (Summer–Fall 1977); Donald Van Horn, Carved in
Wood: Folk Culture in the Arkansas Ozarks (1979); John Michael Vlach, The Afro-
American Tradition in Decorative Arts (1977), Charleston Blacksmith: The Work of
 ...

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Author: Judith H. Bonner

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807869945

Page: 544

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From the Potomac to the Gulf, artists were creating in the South even before it was recognized as a region. The South has contributed to America's cultural heritage with works as diverse as Benjamin Henry Latrobe's architectural plans for the nation's Capitol, the wares of the Newcomb Pottery, and Richard Clague's tonalist Louisiana bayou scenes. This comprehensive volume shows how, through the decades and centuries, the art of the South expanded from mimetic portraiture to sophisticated responses to national and international movements. The essays treat historic and current trends in the visual arts and architecture, major collections and institutions, and biographies of artists themselves. As leading experts on the region's artists and their work, editors Judith H. Bonner and Estill Curtis Pennington frame the volume's contributions with insightful overview essays on the visual arts and architecture in the American South.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

... Linn Shapiro, ed., Black People and Their Culture: Selected Writings from the
African Diaspora (1976); John Michael Vlach, The Afro-American Tradition in
Decorative Arts (1978), Charleston Blacksmith: The Work of Philip Simmons (
1992).

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Author: Glenn Hinson

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807898554

Page: 424

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Southern folklife is the heart of southern culture. Looking at traditional practices still carried on today as well as at aspects of folklife that are dynamic and emergent, contributors to this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture examine a broad range of folk traditions. Moving beyond the traditional view of folklore that situates it in historical practice and narrowly defined genres, entries in this volume demonstrate how folklife remains a vital part of communities' self-definitions. Fifty thematic entries address subjects such as car culture, funerals, hip-hop, and powwows. In 56 topical entries, contributors focus on more specific elements of folklife, such as roadside memorials, collegiate stepping, quinceanera celebrations, New Orleans marching bands, and hunting dogs. Together, the entries demonstrate that southern folklife is dynamically alive and everywhere around us, giving meaning to the everyday unfolding of community life.

Pioneer America

Vlach also asks about the continuity and variation of blacksmithing in Charleston
. ... Vlach documents the art and work of Peter Simmons and other Charleston
blacksmiths , Philip ' s apprenticeship to Peter , Philip ' s emergence as an artist
in ...

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Traditional Craftsmanship in America

PHILIP SIMMONS CHARLESTON BLACKSMITH 67 I Most boys become
apprentice on account of the action goes on around the blacksmith shop like
beatin ' on the red hot iron , the sparks flyin ' and the kids like that . I stand at the
door and ...

Traditional Craftsmanship in America

Author: Charles Camp

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Page: 127

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Southern Exposure

John Michael Vlach , “ Philip Simmons : Charleston Blacksmith , ” Who Owns
Appalachia ( 1982 : X , 1 ) , pp . 14 - 19 . We were in Little Rock , Arkansas , when
a lawyer came up and told us that James Meredith had been killed . The news of
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Charleston South Carolina City Directories

E. Bay St. Jimerson, John, Blacksmith, Cannon St., Cannonborough, Neck
Johnson & Fordham, Blacksmiths, 4 Gillon St. Johnson & Maynard, Druggists, 5
Broad St Johnson, Alexander, Boarding House, 8 Bedon's Al. Johnson, Andrew,
Grocer ...

Charleston  South Carolina City Directories

Author: James William Hagy

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 0806346655

Page: 163

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Given by Eugene Edge III.

Family Heritage

The Craftsman and the Communal Image PHILIP SIMMONS : Charleston
Blacksmith Philip Simmons listens patiently to the requests of his customers , but
he always directs them to what he knows to be the appropriate style . He has thus
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Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts

ow of Daniel Gale , a Charleston blacksmith who died in 1725 . 87 This item is
representative of the earlier English formation of the twelve Livery Companies
and apparently bore the arms of the Blacksmith ' s London Company . A similar ...

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South Carolina Naturalizations 1783 1850

South Carolina Naturalizations  1783 1850

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Publisher: Clearfield Company

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Page: 255

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This work contains abstracts of the records of approximately 7,500 persons who were naturalized in the state of South Carolina between the years 1783 and 1850. As it is based not only on the records of various jurisdictions but on the various types of records associated with naturalization, such as declarations of intent, petitions and actual citizenship certificates, information given in the volume varies to a rather marked degree. In general, however, some or all of the following data is evident: name, country of origin, place of residence in the U.S., occupation, date of arrival in the U.S., and date of application or admission.